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Re: ARIA grid versus HTML table


From: glen walker
Date: Jun 23, 2020 8:28AM

I've only used the grid pattern when implementing a spreadsheet type widget
where most cells are editable and it made sense to use arrow keys to
navigate and have the grid be one tab stop. I haven't used the grid as a
layout container.

The majority of the time I use tables.

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 8:06 AM Alan Zaitchik < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I am not sure when or if I would ever need to use the "aria grid" coding
> pattern. Every example I have ever seen (WAI-ARIA Authoring, Mozilla
> developers network) looks to me like one I could equally well implement in
> native HTML5.
> When I have coded using the ARIA grid pattern I find anomalous screen
> reader behaviors as soon as I deviate from balanced "simple" tables, so
> there seems to me to be nothing gained in foregoing strict native table
> semantics of HTML.
> Am I missing something?
> Thanks,
> A
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